Thursday, August 28, 2008

DJG / Black Sheep

Black Sheep * * * *
Directed by: Jonathan King / 2007

Before my Dad can finish yelling, "SHEEP!-SHEEP!-SHEEP!-SHEEP!" (the way he used to talk to the farm family friendly sheep), horror-comedy "Black Sheep", starts to arrive with a flock of laughing stock in barely enough time to get the gate open. The New Zealand film, that does not costar Chris Farley and David Spade, borrows lore from both the zombie and werewolf monster camps, breeding them with sheep and humans in this whacky horror tale of genetic sheep engineering gone wrong. So, you can only imagine what kind of wild movie mix conjures with this new insta-classic! It even borrows a few things from five star horror comedies like "An American Werewolf in London" and "Shaun of the Dead". Not to mention the countless Spielbergian scenes I saw hilarious homage paid to from "Jurassic Park", to "Saving Private Ryan" to "Raiders of the Lost Ark". All this and more in "Black Sheep", a horror-comedy that is a mound of fleshy fresh and fun (and farts). After the gate closes on this film, all you can think of doing is calling the sheep back from pasture. -djg

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